Foreign News: Who Stands Accused?

Burning the State Department's hands since mid-March has been a voluminous report on working conditions in Bolivia. In Washington and La Paz, officials debated whether to suppress it or release it, and perhaps bring down a torrent of criticism on 1) Bolivia, and 2) Tin King Simon I. Patino, whose miners precipitated the whole business by striking four months ago (TIME, Dec. 28).

Last week the report was released in La Paz. Most of the fears turned out to have been unnecessary. An impartial U.S.Bolivian Commission of jurists, unionists, industrialists and Government economists found many an example of outrageous exploitation, many a...

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